Scientific research confirms that humans are a link in the evolutionary life chain. There is no credible evidence for the existence of an immortal supernatural element. Our only life is here and now. Make it worthy of a moral person.
Keith S. Cornish
It is usually when men are at their most religious that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.
It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.
Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if no one believes it.
“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”
The intelligent beings in these regions should therefore not be surprised if they observe that their locality in the universe satisfies the conditions that are necessary for their existence. It is a bit like a rich person living in a wealthy neighborhood not seeing any poverty.
It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.